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Anil Parab also said the state transport department is making the licencing process better with less human interference. He said training institutions are soon coming up in the state where drivers will be tested at automated centres. (HT FILE)

Not keen on fines for traffic violations: Maharashtra transport minister

By Swapnil Rawal and Aroosa Ahmed
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:31 AM IST
Parab’s statement came during the 32nd National Road Safety Week on Monday, which was inaugurated by chief minister (CM) Uddhav Thackeray at the Sahyadri guest house at Malabar Hill
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Metro-4 work at Ghodbunder Road in Thane. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Metro-4 work at Ghodbunder Road in Thane. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Mumbai Metro-4 coaches: Bombardier lowest bidder, Chinese manufacturer ‘non-responsive’

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:31 AM IST
Canadian company Bombardier has emerged as the lowest bidder for manufacturing 234 coaches for the Metro-4 (Wadala-Thane-Kasarvadavli) and its extension line 4A (Kasarvadavli-Gaimukh)
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Kangana Ranaut had filed a petition seeking quashing of a sedition case filed against her and her sister by Bandra Police on an order by the magistrate. (ANI)
Kangana Ranaut had filed a petition seeking quashing of a sedition case filed against her and her sister by Bandra Police on an order by the magistrate. (ANI)

Application seeking action for contempt against Kangana Ranaut filed in Bombay HC

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:28 AM IST
An interim application has been filed in the Bombay high court (HC), seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against actor Kangana Ranaut for lowering the dignity of the court by tweeting and posting a video of her visit to Bandra police station on January 8
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On January 15, the university’s Fort campus witnessed high-power drama as Ramdas Atram was not allowed to take his post by vice-chancellor Suhas Pednekar. (Hindustan Times)
On January 15, the university’s Fort campus witnessed high-power drama as Ramdas Atram was not allowed to take his post by vice-chancellor Suhas Pednekar. (Hindustan Times)

Senate member files petition against new University of Mumbai registrar

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:25 AM IST
Days after the new registrar took charge at the University of Mumbai (MU) amidst protests from several university officials including the vice-chancellor, a senate member on Monday moved the Bombay high court (HC) against the government appointment
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A health worker takes a selfie while receiving the Covid-19 vaccine at KEM Hospital in Mumbai. (HT File Photo)
A health worker takes a selfie while receiving the Covid-19 vaccine at KEM Hospital in Mumbai. (HT File Photo)

Mumbai civic body to restart vaccination drive from Tuesday

By Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:24 AM IST
While the civic body claimed the application is now functional and they are undertaking tests by sending text messages to vaccine beneficiaries, it plans to conduct the vaccination drive only four days a week — Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
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(Representative image) The demolition drive is part of ongoing efforts to curb emissions from Kalbadevi processing unit chimneys. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
(Representative image) The demolition drive is part of ongoing efforts to curb emissions from Kalbadevi processing unit chimneys. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

BMC demolishes chimneys of Kalbadevi gold processing units after complaints of pollution

By Priyanka Sahoo, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:21 AM IST
Around 40 chimneys at gold processing units in Kalbadevi have been demolished by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the past month following complaints of pollution from residents in the area
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Mumbai EOW registers FIR against Telugu channel for causing loss to actor-producer

By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:19 AM IST
The economic offences wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police has registered a first information report (FIR) against a Telugu broadcaster following a complaint lodged by actor-producer Deepti Bhatnagar alleging violation of her copyrights by illegally broadcasting her show Yatra.
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A medic administers a Covid-19 vaccine to a healhcare worker at BKC in Mumbai. (HT File Photo)
A medic administers a Covid-19 vaccine to a healhcare worker at BKC in Mumbai. (HT File Photo)

Maharashtra all set to restart Covid-19 vaccination drive from Tuesday

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:18 AM IST
Maharashtra is all set to restart the Covid-19 vaccination drive after a gap of two days. From now on, it is going to be conducted four days in a week — Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
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A medic administers a dose of Covishield vaccine to a health worker at BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai. (HT FILE)
A medic administers a dose of Covishield vaccine to a health worker at BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai. (HT FILE)

Two mild cases of AEFI reported in Mumbai after Covid-19 vaccination

By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:15 AM IST
Two mild adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) have been reported in Mumbai after taking Covishield vaccine on Saturday, first day of the nationwide mass inoculation programme. Both the healthcare workers have been kept under observation in hospitals. As per doctors, they are stable and will soon be discharged.
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The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government on January 6 formed a nine-member committee under state chief secretary Sanjay Kumar to look at alternate plots for building the car shed for Metro-3 and Metro-6. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government on January 6 formed a nine-member committee under state chief secretary Sanjay Kumar to look at alternate plots for building the car shed for Metro-3 and Metro-6. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra government-appointed panel appointed to suggest alternate Metro car shed visits Aarey and Kanjurmarg

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:15 AM IST
The nine-member committee appointed by the Maharashtra government to take a call on the Metro-3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) and Metro-6 (Swami Samarth Nagar-Vikhroli) car shed, on Monday visited the Aarey and Kanjurmarg plots to look at the proposed sites
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